Printhead for Medical Imaging Hardcopy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 R43 RR09234-1,
Agency Tracking Number: 25265
Amount: $74,147.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Displaytech, Inc.
2200 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Handschy
 (303) 449-8933
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Our objective is to create a compact and portable high-resolution film recorder for producing hardcopies of electronic medical images. The target product will be price-competitive with CRT-basedrecorders, but will offer higher resolutions that will keep pace with those expected from low-doseelectronic x-ray systems and other present and future electronic imaging modalities. The printer will becapable of resolutions in excess of 4096 x 4096 pixels, with up to 12 bits of grey scale in each of threecolors. It relies on a fast liquid crystal light modulator arrays that can simply and inexpensively beintegrated with high-resolution silicon integrated circuit driver arrays. The printer's portability, highimage quality, and low cost will make it an important adjunct to digital image- management systemsfor all modalities, permitting radiologists to interpret electronically-acquired images at locations withoutfull work station capabilities, and will lower the cost to small hospitals of obtaining advanced,high-performance imaging instruments. In addition, these same features could speed the acceptanceof many new imaging technologies in small as well as major hospitals.

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